Nauset Lighthouse and the Three Sisters
Location: Nauset Light Beach, east coast of Cape Cod
Coordinates: 41 51 36 N 69 57 12 W
Private aid to navigation owned by National Park Service; operated by Nauset Light Preservation Society
Accessibility: The grounds are open all year, and the lighthouse is open during open houses in season. Click here for directions.
(Please note: In the summer, the Cape Cod National Seashore collects parking fees until 4:30 p.m. each day. Therefore, be prepared to pay Cape Cod National Seashore for "Daily Parking" if you arrive before 4:30 p.m.)
The schedule of open houses can be seen here.
Present tower constructed (in Chatham): 1877 (moved to Eastham in 1923)
Construction materials: Cast iron with brick lining, concrete foundation
Other buildings still standing: 1875 keeper's house, 1892 brick oil house, 1926 garage
Tower height: 48 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth-order Fresnel lens
Present optic: DCB-224 (below)
Characteristic: Alternating red and white flashes every 5 seconds